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Posted on 2016-09-08

It's been ten years since Take Back the Tech! began, and we begin celebrations this week at the AWID Forum in Brazil. Over the last decade, thousands of activists, advocates, techies, writers, artists, survivors and educators in more than 35 countries have come together online and off to prevent violence against women. Together we have learned new ICT skills, improved our digital security,...

Posted on 2016-08-08

Can you believe it's been a decade since Take Back the Tech! was first launched? Over the years, thousands of people have come together from countries around the world to use ICT to prevent violence against women. We have all benefited from the ideas and actions of women and girls in more than 30 countries, and we continue to be inspired by the activism and outcomes we see.   We are working on...

Posted on 2016-05-20

Are you attending the AWID Forum this coming September in Brazil? Take Back the Tech! will be there for a one-day pre-event on September 7 - right before the forum starts. The event is called Imagine a Feminist Internet and is open to women's rights activists and techies who are interested in exploring the growing impact of technology on our politics, movements, and futures. The collaboratively...

Posted on 2016-05-16

We've been working on a new collaboration with Luchadoras, a weekly TV show that hosts feminist activists in Mexico. In partnership with Luchadoras and La Sandía Digital, we are 2016 Womanity Award finalists, joining forces to tackle violence against women through ICTs. Check out our video below.

Posted on 2016-02-22

It's February 2016, and we here at APC are working on Take Back the Tech! plans for 2016, which will involve an increased focus on supporting you in developing and implementing creative, strategic action in local communities.   We ended 2015 with another successful 16 Days Campaign, and we want to thank you for playing an important role, whether you developed your own campaign, took part in...

Posted DominemosTICMX on 2016-02-09

Este año, como parte del proyecto Basta de violencia: derechos de las mujeres y seguridad en Internet, Dominemos la Tecnología en México está dedicando esfuerzos a la reflexión sobre dos campos en los temas de la violencia de género en las TIC: privacidad y enganche, y pornovenganza.   Pronto estaremos compartiendo con ustedes la información y los materiales resultantes de este esfuerzo,...

Posted on 2015-12-08

This year for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, we wanted to amplify the voices of women around the world on this subject. Most of our stories focus on technology-related violence or how technology is used to counter violence against women. Although we frequently see stories on technology and violence in the media today, they often focus on the US and the UK. But women all over the...

Posted on 2015-10-13

12 October 2015: Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives.   Take Back the Tech! was launched in 2006 by a group of young women in Southeast Asia in response to an increasing recognition that emerging ICT developments like mobile phones and geolocation software were used to extend the...

Posted on 2015-10-08

Contribute to IGF Best Practice Forum Report on Online VAW, 9 Oct at 14 GMT   We are working with the Best Practice Forum to develop a comprehensive report on online VAW, which will be presented at the Internet Governance Forum 2015 as a best practice guideline, and we want your input. You can participate in the following ways: Join the Twitter conversation on 9 October at 14 GMT...

Posted on 2015-08-12

Just Associates (JASS) Southern Africa, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet are very pleased to announce the launch of a new resource: ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit   Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in...